Matthew Amengual

Associate Professor in International Business

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Matthew Amengual is Associate Professor in International Business. 

He is a political scientist by training and is a part of the International Business group. 


Matthew Amengual’s research explores the political economy of promoting economic development that is both equitable and sustainable.

His recent work seeks to understand how the institutions that regulate labour standards in global value chains evolve and influence outcomes for workers and firms.

His first book, Politicized Enforcement in Argentina: Labor and Environmental Regulation was published by Cambridge University Press. His second book, Communities, Mines, and Distributive Politics: Direct Contestation in the Andes, will be published by Oxford University Press. This work develops a theory to explain different outcomes that arise when firms face demands by societal actors unmediated by state institutions. 

Find out more about Matthew's work, visit his Personal website.


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Global Purchasing as Labor Regulation: The Missing Middle(opens in new window)

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Matthew regularly collaborates with businesses, international organisations, and NGOs on research projects.

These collaborations have resulted in studies that contributes to academic debates and support organisations that endeavour to improve conditions for workers in supply chains.


Matthew teaches across Saïd Business School’s programmes, including the MBA, Executive MBA, Oxford Executive Diploma in Global Business and DPhil.

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